GCVMA hosts Independence Day golf tournament, benefit fundraiser


The 12th annual Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association (GCVMA) three-man scramble golf tournament returns this Thursday, July 4 for the Independence Day holiday at the Gonzales Independence Golf Course off Water Street in Gonzales.

Tee time is at 8 a.m. and the cost is $150 per team. There will be a Superman Drive on Hole No. 10 for $20. Cart rental is available at the club house and players have two Mulligans each.

The price includes refreshments (meat, snacks, soda and water), but players must BYOB. Prizes will be given for first through third based on a full field, plus there will be closest to the pin and longest drive prizes.

All proceeds for the tournament will go towards the Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association, and will go towards funds to build a memorial to honor veterans past, present, and future.

The GCVMA has raised around $245,000 from donations, fundraisers and paver brick sales and is now just $80,000 short of finishing at this time. GCVMA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

For more information about the tournament, you can also call Derek Grahmann at 830-857-3199 or Bill Kessler at 830-203-0002 or the golf clubhouse at 830-672-1324.

There will also be a Gonzales County Veterans Memorial Association benefit fundraiser on Saturday, July 13, at the American Legion Hall in Gonzales.

Doors open at 6 p.m. and there will be a meal comprised of a half BBQ chicken, cheese potatoes, green beans and peach cobbler and a performance by Jewell’s Jewels.

Tickets are $25 and there will be tickets for a prize drawing at the door as well as two patriotic lap quilts as silent auction items. Come out and help the GCVMA raise money for the memorial.